This Console Tree node is where you can classify your Notes databases. Classification is based on a set of rules which appear as nodes under the Classification Rules node. There are two types of classification, Technical and Business. Both types are organized as a set of prioritized classes.
Each class includes a set of Rules that must match for a particular database in order for that database to be recognized as a member of the class. Each rule may specify that class members should be recognized by folder path, file name, template name, database title, database category, a database manager being listed in the database ACL, any user being listed in the ACL, a design element being used, or membership in a particular application type. A rule can contain one or more matching values and regular expressions may optionally be used. If a class contains more than one rule, the user may specify an AND or OR relationship.
The actual classification process occurs as soon as databases are discovered, when database information is retrieved from the Repository, or when the user refreshes a database view. If you have updated or created new classification rules, refreshing the database view will update the classes of all the databases using the current classification rules.
Rules are prioritized (applied in a predefined order); the first one that matches is used and subsequent rules are not tested. Technical classification and Business classification are computed independently.
Assigned classes are viewable in database views and the database property sheet. If the user manually overrides a database class, this choice is considered "locked" and should not be updated by the automatic classification process if the Locked check box is selected.
The console contains a set of predefined Technical classification rules reflecting well-known database types in typical customer environments. These may be changed or extended. You can also choose at any time to restore the defaults.
Once classes have been assigned to databases, this may be used as the basis for automatically assigning Triage decisions (such as the Complexity index of a database or whether the database should be migrated), effort estimates, target SharePoint destinations, and even the actual content migration jobs that need to be run. Note that while classes are assigned (or reassigned) every time you refresh your database views, the automatic Triage, Target Assignment and Migration Job Assignment only occur when the action is run by the user.
Under the Notes Database tree node are “by class” tree nodes. These nodes display the pre-defined classes and the databases that are members of each class. The By Technical Class tree node contains all of the defined technical classes. The By Business Class tree node contains all of the defined business classes. Select a class to see a list of the member databases in the results view.
The actions listed under the class rule name header are actions that are performed on the selected classes in the Results View. The header name will change according to which classes is selected in the Results View.